Global call for action
In May 2018, the director general of WHO, Dr Tedros called for global cooperation to(LINKhttps://www.who.int/dg/speeches/detail/cervical-cancer-an-ncd-we-can-overcome ) eliminate cervical cancer. Within 2years of the call, a global strategy for elimination of cervical cancer as a disease of public health significance( https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/draft-global-strategy-towards-eliminating-cervical-cancer-as-a-public-health-problem) has been adopted by the 73rd World Health Assembly in August 2020 despite the covid pandemic. This underscores the value of unity in the efforts to eliminate cervical cancer.
Nigerian stakeholders are leveraging on the the global strategy to rally states, national and international collaborations towards reducing the burden of cervical cancer in Nigeria. We are therefore calling on all well meaning individuals and organisations to collaborate towards putting Nigeria on the path of achieving the 90:70:90 targets.